|  Lab: Design Process, Innovation Incubator

Moisture performance in building assemblies affects building indoor air quality and integrity. Building on Perkins&Will’s implementation of WUFI for hygrothermal analysis, we propose a parametric workflow and extension of WUFI that allows architects to explore different wall assembly permutations specific to their project and check for potential moisture and mold issues. The back-end process of formatting, calculation and running a series of moisture checks was automated to effectively process the output from 216 simulations and as a step towards creating a scalable workflow for future expansion of the tool. This information could be used to prompt a deeper investigation into understanding moisture performance patterns and behaviors, while also promoting and increasing knowledge within out offices around the topic.


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